Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors finalize opening-night roster for 2020-21 NBA season

The Toronto Raptors open the 2020-21 NBA season on Wednesday, Dec. 23 when they host the New Orleans Pelicans at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL.

Ahead of the regular season, the Raptors have announced a series of moves made with respect to finalizing their 17-man roster for opening night, comprised of 15 players on full NBA contracts and two players on two-way deals.

The team announced that it has released forwards Oshae Brissett, Henry Ellenson and Alizé Johnson and in a corresponding move, has elevated forward Paul Watson from a two-way contract to a full NBA deal at two-years, $350K guaranteed (per The Athletic's Blake Murphy), opening up one more two-way slot.

As a result, they have elected to use that remaining two-way contract on Yuta Watanabe, who averaged 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while appearing in just under 10 minutes per game in Toronto's three preseason contests. Jalen Harris, who was selected with the No. 59 overall pick in this year's draft, is currently the lone two-way player on the Raptors roster.

Find the full roster below.

2020-21 Toronto Raptors Roster

No. Player POS HT WT DOB Prior to NBA / Home Country NBA Exp.
3 OG Anunoby F 6-8 232 7/17/1997 Indiana / England 3
46 Aron Baynes C 6-10 260 12/9/1986 Washington State / New Zealand 8
95 DeAndre' Bembry F 6-5 210 7/4/1994 Saint Joseph's / USA 4
25 Chris Boucher F 6-10 200 1/11/1993 Oregon / Canada 3
0 Terence Davis II G 6-4 205 5/16/1997 Mississippi / USA 1
8 Malachi Flynn G 6-1 185 5/10/1998 San Diego State / USA R
2 Jalen Harris* G 6-5 195 8/14/1998 Nevada / USA R
5 Stanley Johnson F 6-7 245 5/29/1996 Arizona / USA 5
27 Alex Len C 7-0 250 6/16/1993 Maryland / Ukraine 7
7 Kyle Lowry G 6-1 196 3/25/1986 Villanova / USA 14
22 Patrick McCaw F 6-7 185 10/25/1995 UNLV / USA 4
24 Norman Powell G 6-4 215 5/25/1993 UCLA / USA 5
43 Pascal Siakam F 6-9 230 4/2/1994 New Mexico State / Cameroon 4
21 Matt Thomas G 6-4 190 8/4/1994 Iowa State / USA 1
23 Fred VanVleet G 6-0 195 2/25/1994 Wichita State / USA 4
18 Yuta Watanabe* F 6-9 205 10/13/1994 George Washington / Japan 2
1 Paul Watson G-F 6-6 210 12/30/1994 Fresno State / USA 1

* Two-way player

Roster breakdown

  • The Raptors return 11 members of last year's roster and seven members from the championship roster in 2018-19.
  • Lowry, born in March of 1986, is the oldest member of the roster and the longest-tenured Raptor.
  • Baynes, the second-oldest member of the roster, also boasts the second-most NBA experience, behind Lowry.
  • Harris, born in August of 1998, is the youngest member of this year's roster.
  • As mentioned in the training camp roster breakdown done by NBA.com's Scott Rafferty, Matt Thomas' contract will become fully guaranteed in February.
  • Toronto's international roster represents eight different countries, with Anunoby holding dual citizenship as a British-Nigerian.
  • The Raptors roster features seven undrafted players: Baynes, Boucher, Davis, Thomas, VanVleet, Watanabe and Watson.
  • Harris (No. 59 overall, 2020), McCaw (No. 38 overall, 2016) and Powell (No. 46 overall, 2015) are the three second-round selections on the roster.
  • Flynn (Np. 29 overall, 2020), Anunoby (No. 23 overall, 2017), Siakam (No. 27 overall, 2016), Bembry (No. 21 overall, 2016), and Lowry (No. 24 overall, 2006) were each selected in the 20s of their respective draft classes.
  • Len (No. 5 overall, 2013) and Johnson (No. 8 overall, 2015) are the only lottery picks on the roster.

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